Woah.

Aug. 26th, 2012 08:04 pm
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My sister and I are making some college care packages for a few friends...I'm SO excited because we've decided to make them Harry Potter themed.

All items are going to be labeled and packaged as though they're arriving from the Apothecary in Diagon Alley...and the goal is to be as authentic-looking as possible. So today I did a dry run on one of the things we're hoping to include....hand pulled hard candy masquerading as unicorn horns. I'm no stranger to a candy thermometer, but I've never tried any candy pulling/molding before today.

I'm not sure what this says about me, but WHAT A RUSH. Molten sugar that is almost too hot to touch and needing to move as fast as humanly possible before the stuff cools was kind of insanely exciting. Also, um, probably dangerous. Next time I do this, I'll definitely need a cooking buddy; I wasted half the sugar solution because I couldn't move fast enough!

The finished candy looks so cool - it's a shiny opaque ivory color. All the lighting in my house is too dark for decent pictures, they just aren't turning out too well. I'm definitely doing these again though, so I'll post pictures with the final packaging before too long.
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